Dunluce Castle - County Antrim
Dunluce Castle was built in the 1200's by the 2nd Earl of Ulster, Richard de Burgh, on the site of an earlier fort dating back to the time of the Vikings. Dunluce is the most picturesque of all the Irish castles. It stands on a basalt block with sheer vertical faces dropping 100 ft straight to the sea. It is separated from the land by a deep chasm, which once had a drawbridge and a cave runs from the sea right underneath the castle to the land beneath the bridge.
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